MAY 9, 2024!

The TDSB's target date for paying out the Bill 124 Remedy is set for May 9, 2024.

May 23, 2024 is the back-up date should the TDSB experience any system issues.


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On February 9th, Arbitrator Kaplan released his decision and awarded a remedy of 2.75% for Year 3 (2021-2022).  

With the remedy award of 2.75% for 2021-2022, members will receive a total Bill 124 remedy increase of 4.25% for the 2019-2022 collective agreement period. The remedy increase is in addition to the 1.0% annual increases negotiated for 2019-2022 collective agreements. 

When the Bill 124 remedy is added to the 1% increases from 2019-2022, the wage increases for each year of the 2019-2022 collective agreement are:

  • 2019-2020: 1% + 0.75% = 1.75%
  • 2020-2021: 1% + 0.75% = 1.75%
  • 2021-2022: 1% + 2.75% = 3.75%


Therefore, total wage increase for the 2019-2022 period is 7.25%. Compounded, the total percentage increase is 7.41%  

Members Employed During the Wage Freeze Period of 2019-2022 

If you were an ETFO member between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2022, you were directly impacted by the wage freeze and are eligible to receive:

Bill 124 remedy retroactive pay for the period of time you worked and in accordance with your FTE status between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2022 and Retroactive payment owed as of September 1, 2022 onward based on the grid adjustment required by the implementation of the Bill 124 remedy.

  Members Employed After the Wage Freeze Period 

If you became an ETFO member on or after September 1, 2022, you are eligible to receive:

Retroactive payment owed as of September 1, 2022 onward based on the grid adjustmentrequired by the implementation of the Bill 124 remedy

 How will the Bill 124 remedy affect my current salary grid/wage scale/daily occasional rate? 

The most current salary grid/wage scale/daily occasional rate in your collective agreement is dated September 1, 2021. 

You can expect the amounts in that salary grid/wage scale/daily occasional rate to increase to reflect the Bill 124 remedy (i.e., 4.25% increase, compounded).

How will I know if my school board has provided me with the full retroactive pay owing to me as a result of the Bill 124 payment adjustment?

Members who have questions about the retroactive pay they receive due to the Bill 124 payment adjustment should contact the TDSB Payroll department as soon as possible after the payment is issued by the Board. 

Members should ensure that their questions to payroll are provided in writing (i.e., by email) and that they receive a response in writing from the payroll department.

Members who have concerns about the response they receive from payroll about their Bill 124 payment adjustment should contact the Local. Be prepared to provide the Local with a copy of your written communication to payroll, as well as payroll’s written response.


ETFO has developed a ‘Q&A’ in response to the most common queries we have been receiving from members about the Bill 124 remedy.

If you have additional questions after reviewing the Q&A, please contact us and the provincial office will respond to your message.

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MOVED UP TO APRIL 17th, 2024


The 2022-26 central agreement salary arbitration hearing set to occur in September 10 & 11 has been moved to April 17!

An earlier hearing date means ETFO will likely receive Arbitrator Kaplan’s decision sooner than originally anticipated, and final retroactive payouts for 2022-2026 compensation will likely be available earlier to teacher and occasional teacher members. 

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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